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The Heart of Our Work: What Really Grows from Grassroots

By Jessica Bynoe Nearly seven years ago Variety New York made a commitment to support grassroots transformative arts organizations in the tri-state area. We get a lot of questions about our definition of grassroots. Is it the size? Is it … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: Artistic Noise

Artistic Noise exists to bring the freedom and power of artistic practice to young people who are incarcerated, on probation, or otherwise involved in the justice system. Through visual arts and entrepreneurship programs in Massachusetts and New York, Artistic Noise … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: MarbleJam Kids

MarbleJam Kids is an organization that serves individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related developmental disabilities with Creative Arts Therapies and opportunities for arts experiences. The programs offered range in individual therapeutic sessions to group activities, each using the mediums … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: The Possibility Project

The Possibility Project uses the performing arts to bring diverse groups of teenagers together to transform the negative forces in their lives and communities into positive action.  Through a ten-month creative process, each group of youth learns to build relationships … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: Voices UnBroken

Voices UnBroken is a Bronx-based nonprofit that provides underheard members of the community – specifically youth ages 12-24 – with tools and opportunities for creative self-expression. Voices UnBroken was founded 15 years ago with the belief that all people have … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: Together in Dance

Together in Dance is an arts in education organization that provides creative movement and musical theater residencies to diverse school communities throughout New York City.  The emphasis is on collaboration as children learn about the respective art form and create … Read More

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The Heart of Our Work: Four Days, Four Lessons on Twitter

By Jessica Bynoe Over the past few weeks I have had at least half a dozen conversations convincing me of the importance of twitter. As someone who did not have a computer until I was 18, start a facebook page … Read More

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Youth Stories: Chloe of Kids Creative

Here is Chloe’s story in her own words: I have always had a dream to be in the arts and now at 10 years old I am very serious about it. When I grow up, I hope to make my … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: Art Start

The mission of Art Start is to nurture the voices, hearts and minds of NYC’s underserved youth through consistent, creative workshops inside homeless shelters, alternative to incarceration programs and partnering youth agencies. Art Start began in the spring of 1991 … Read More

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Youth Stories: Nehemiah of Kids Creative

As Nehemiah came out of the room, he seemed disgruntled. He just had braces put in the day before. So as you can imagine, at the moment talking was a bit of a sore spot. We wanted to know more … Read More

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